Al­lo­cat­ing a win­dow for women in­vestors at In­vestors Ser­vice Cen­tre, says Nasr

Nasr, Morsi agree to co­or­di­nate with in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions to sup­port women’s eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment and to set up win­dow for women in­vestors at the In­vestors Ser­vice Cen­tre

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Min­is­ter of In­vest­ment and In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Sa­har Nasr and Maya Morsi, the head of the women Na­tional Coun­cil, agreed on co­or­di­na­tion with the in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions to sup­port the eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment of women and to set up a win­dow for busi­ness women at the In­vestors Ser­vice Cen­tre.

They also dis­cussed, in­creas­ing co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion dur­ing the com­ing pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to Nasr.

The two sides dis­cussed ar­range­ments for the or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Women’s Eco­nomic Em­pow­er­ment Fo­rum, which will be headed by the Min­is­ter and or­ga­nized by the Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment (OECD) in co­op­er­a­tion with the Na­tional Coun­cil for Women.

The agenda of the Fo­rum in­cludes a num­ber of top­ics that will dis­cuss the eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment of women in Egypt and the Mid­dle East as part of the OECD’s in­ten­tion to launch a new re­port on the em­pow­er­ment of women in this field.

In the same con­text the min­is­ter stressed that the min­istry puts sup­port­ing women in­vestors and small en­trepreneurs as a top pri­or­ity.

Also by in­creas­ing de­vel­op­ment projects sup­port across all gov­er­norates of Egypt for the bread win­ner women in the most needy ar­eas and by al­lo­cat­ing about 50% of grants to women.

She added that al­lo­cat­ing about 50% of grants for women con­trib­utes in both her eco­nomic and so­cial em­pow­er­ment, also it pro­vides women with gen­der equal­ity op­por­tu­ni­ties in the labour mar­ket.

She stressed that it is be­ing im­ple­mented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with with a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing USAID, UNFPA and UNDP.

Min­is­ter of In­vest­ment and In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Sa­har Nasr (right)

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